Entry Title: "Gatorfest"
Name: T.J. Kirkpatrick , United States
Category and Expertise: Self-Promotion|Culture, Professional
Entry Description: Texas Gatorfest is an annual gathering in Anahuac, Texas, the so-called 'alligator capitol of Texas'. The small town sits near the state's southern shore, along the Gulf of Mexico, in an area that is prime gator habitat. Drawing in a crowd for the carnival atmosphere as much as the alligators, the festival honors the wild animal with a sense of deference while simultaneously celebrating killing the beast for consumption or decoration.